THE EDITORIAL STAFF
Manufacture of Artillery Ammunition,
759 pages, 6x9, 648 Illustrations
Shrapnel and Other War Material,
92 pages, 8% x 11)4, Fully Illustrated
United States Artillery Ammunition,
97 pages, 8% x 11>^, Fully Illustrated
3 TO 6 IN. SHRAPNEL SHELLS
3 TO 6 IN. HIGH EXPLOSIVE SHELLS
THEIR CARTRIDGE CASES
Managing Editor American Machinist,
Member American Society op Mechanical Engineers,
Member Franklin Institute
McGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, Inc.
239 WEST 39TH STREET. NEW YORK
LONDON: HILL PUBLISHING CO., Ltd.
6 & 8 BOUVERIE ST., E. C.
Copyright, 1917, by the McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
X (/organization could have been better fitted
than the American Machinist for the task of col-
lecting and presenting the manufacturing methods
of our arsenals.
The average reader does not
realize the enormous amount of detail involved
in a task of this kind.
The American Machinist has in this work
demonstrated its public spirit and patriotism.
HOWARD E. COFFIN,
Chairman of Munitions Committee,
Council of National Defense.
The purpose of publishing this material at
the present time is to give shop men, engineers
and manufacturers an accurate knowledge of
the sizes, tools, shop work and gages for the
more commonly used United States shells and
While a large part of the detail work con-
nected with the gathering of the material in-
corporated in this book has fallen to my share,
it is to the staff of the American Machinist as a
whole that the real credit belongs, as each mem-
ber stood ready at all times to do his part and
3 in. Common Shrapnel
3 in. Common Shells (High Explosive)
3 in. Naval Shells
3 . 8 to 6 in. Shrapnel and High Explosive Shells
6 in. N